The Yuan-ti Pureblood's Magic Resistance racial trait (VGtM, p. 120) provides:

advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects

I'm clear on that.

If I'm concentrating on a spell and take damage, I need to do a Constitution saving throw to see if the damage breaks my concentration.

Does the Yuan-ti racial ability allow me to do this saving throw with advantage if the damage was spell/magical?


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The Constitution saving throw to maintain concentration is caused by the damage - not the effect that caused the damage.

Similarly, your death saving throws wouldn’t have advantage if the damage that dropped you to 0hp came from one of these sources.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It might be even clearer to add that the purpose of the Constitution saving throw is to maintain concentration, so it's not a saving throw "against a spell or other magical effect"; it's just a saving throw to maintain concentration. \$\endgroup\$
    – V2Blast
    Jun 28, 2019 at 6:11

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